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March 26, 2014
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Seafood Watch: An Evening with Monterey Bay Aquarium
Sheila Bowman, Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Recommendations indicate which seafood items are "Best Choices," "Good Alternatives," and which ones to "Avoid." Seafood Watch raises consumer awareness through pocket guides, website, mobile applications and outreach efforts. Since 1999, over 40 million pocket guides have been distributed, the smartphone application has been downloaded nearly a million times, and the program has brought in close to 200 partners across North America, including the two largest food service companies in the U.S. Seafood Watch we helps sustain wild, diverse and healthy ocean ecosystems that will exist long into the future.
As nearly 85% of the world's fisheries are fished to capacity, or overfished, our seafood choices have the power to improve or worsen the situation. Seafood Watch recommendations don't hinge on any single issue. They consider the fishery, habitat, species, management, and a host of other factors that affect each species. Seafood Watch offers a complete vision of sustainability. While The Florida Aquarium is an official partner of Seafood Watch and has launched our local Seafood Now program, we are honored to welcome the trailblazers and leaders of the sustainable seafood efforts across our country and beyond. Please join us for an evening with Shelia Bowman from Monterey Bay Aquarium as she shares her perspectives on sustainable seafood and what you can do to help ensure our one ocean will be thriving and productive for generations to come.
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